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WorkSafeBC's 2014 construction high-risk strategy is a plan that involves the entire construction industry and focuses on 19 classification units where 72% of all construction-related loss time injuries occur.
Clinical rehab providers: Get your registration in before the early-bird deadline, August 11.
WorkSafeBC has accepted the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan report released today by Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences for stakeholder review and comment.
In this issue: What you need to know about asbestos; Defibrillators play a life-saving role; Farmers flag dangerous spaces; and more.
On June 17, 1958, 19 men died and many others were injured when the Second Narrows Bridge suddenly collapsed. This video tells the story through the voices of several courageous survivors.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on the Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends for stakeholder review and comment.
On May 28, 2014, the Board of Directors approved to rescind policy dealing with firefighters and heart injury as well as a consequential amendment to remove a cross-reference of that policy in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II. The policy changes were made to ensure consistency with changes to the Workers Compensation Act under Bill 17.
Your employer and industry data is now available online. It's up to you to keep your workplace safe. Back up your health and safety decision-making with data — your own, peer, and industry-level info.
On May 28, 2014 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Minister Bond tabled the WorkSafeBC 2013 Annual Report and 2014-2016 Service Plan. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance objectives and financial statements.
On March 19, 2014, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #41.00, Determination of Retirement Date for Permanent Disability Awards, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
On March 19, 2014, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to policies in Chapter 10, the health care entitlement policies, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
On March 19, 2014, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
The Board of Directors approved public hearings to be held in June 2014 to consider proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
The theme of this year's North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is "Make Safety a Habit". See what's happening and how you can participate.
Resources to help agricultural workers and employers recognize confined spaces, identify potential hazards, and stay safe when working in or near these spaces.
From now until December 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will conduct planned inspections of single-family demolition worksites to ensure the safe removal of asbestos containing materials and compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
If you’re an employer with workers who are exposed to hazardous noise, you can now get your hearing test reports online.
Two years ago the workplace at Lakeland Mill and the community of Prince George were devastated by the fire and explosion on the night of April 23, 2012.
The exposure limit for Ethylidene norbornene in the Table of Occupational Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Policy R5.48-1 was updated on April 7, 2014. Updated Prevention Manual pages are available.
WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.
At their meeting on March 19, 2014, the Board of Directors elected to make no changes to the presumption in Schedule B in favour of a worker who has developed primary cancer of the skin where there is prolonged contact with coal tar products, arsenic or cutting oils, or UV exposure.
On January 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC concluded a three-month inspection of all active sawmills across B.C.
Government has released its report into the fact pattern regarding issues raised as a result of WorkSafeBC’s investigation into the tragedy at Babine Forest Products.
WorkSafeBC releases its Investigation Report into the explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products, which took place on January 20, 2012.
Burns Lake, British Columbia, January 10, 2014: WorkSafeBC Director of Investigations, Jeff Dolan, participated in a meeting in Burns Lake where Crown Counsel announced that it will not be proceeding with charges against Babine Forest Products. Read Mr. Dolan’s full statement.